Choose a specialist in infection care
Infection control specialists diagnose and treat complex infections
When you choose Ascension sites of care you get an experienced doctor and care team who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of infections in children and adults. Our doctors start by listening to understand you and your symptoms. Fever often occurs when the body is trying to fight an infection. If you are feeling unwell and have other symptoms such as chills and sweats, difficulty breathing, skin rash, or a worsening cough, talk to your doctor so you get care that’s right for you.
Your doctor may connect you with one of our infectious disease specialists. These doctors deliver advanced care for all types of infections, including:
If you or your child are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, including high fever or shortness of breath, go to the nearest ER and call 911.
Tell your doctor if you were in contact with someone with a contagious disease.
Advanced treatments for infections
Our infectious disease specialists are part of a multidisciplinary infection control team that includes an experienced pathologist who helps identify the cause of your infection using lab tests and microscopic analysis. Working together, our doctors treat many conditions – some are infectious (spread from person to person) and others are infections from an insect bite, food or water-borne illness, such as:
- Childhood illnesses, chickenpox, measles, mumps and whooping cough
- COVID-19, SARS and other coronaviruses
- Hepatitis C
- Influenza (seasonal flu)
- Lyme disease
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Tuberculosis (TB)
Infection control as part of disease management
Our infection specialists are also part of a network of specialists who share best practices and research to deliver advanced care for complex health conditions, such as cancer, heart and lung conditions, organ transplant and surgical recovery. Your care team works with you to monitor your health for possible infection and delivers prompt care should an infection develop.
Team approach helps navigate tests and support services
Along the way, your care may require lab tests, imaging, pharmacy support, wound care, and other specialists. You do not have to navigate your care alone. Your care team will help you schedule appointments, connect with other services and answer your questions. Throughout your ongoing care, you and your doctor will stay connected through in-person and virtual visits. Whether in the hospital or clinic, know that we’re maintaining strict precautions to keep you safe in our care. And as your care needs change, we’re ready to support you.
Prevent infection during travel
Having up-to-date vaccinations can help protect you and your family from infectious diseases while traveling. Talk to your doctor about preventive care. Your care team helps you recognize signs of infection and high-risk environments, such as mosquito and tick diseases prevalent in some regions, and possible illness from foods and unpurified water.
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